Charging an iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Thomasss95, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Hey,

    I have a few questions about charging an iPhone.

    1. Can you charge an iPhone when it's turned off?
    2. Is it bad to charge an iPhone when it has still powe left, for example at 40%?

    Thomas
     
  2. macrumors 68030

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    1. Plugging it into the charger will automatically power it back up. The only time you can charge it while off is if it has literally no battery left.

    2. Nope - charge it whenever you want.
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    SandboxGeneral

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    #1. Yes, I believe so, though I've never tried it.
    #2. No it's not bad at all. I charge my iPhone every night regardless of what percentage it's at. Li-ion batteries like being charged and if run until dead, too much, it will shorten it's life.
     
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    itsmemuffins

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    It's 2013 not 2003. You can plug your phone to charge when ever you want. ;)
     
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    quietstormSD

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    You can charge it when totally off, when it's hooked up to power, you will just need to turn the phone off.
     
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    Agent-P

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    Just turn off your iPhone after plugging it in. Voila, charging while off. And yes, you can plug it in whenever you feel you need more battery.


    Your avatar gets me every time. You think I'd be used to it by now, but nope. I still have a spaz attack every time I see it from the corner of my eye.
     
  8. macrumors 68020

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    Add me to the "Spaz Attack List" :D
     
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    itsmemuffins

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    El buggy strikes again! :D
     
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    Jalopybox

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    I only charge mine with it's at -30%, that way when it's fully charged, I get 130%.
     
  11. macrumors 6502

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    That makes sense. Totally :)
     
  12. macrumors 601

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